About the opportunity
Local Association Visitors have a vital part to play in supporting people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) - both those with the disease and those close to them. They are based in their local area and their Key tasks include:
Making and maintaining contact with people living with MND by telephone, email or face-to-face.
Explaining the support and services the Association and other local services can offer.
Enabling people with MND to identify problems as they arise and explore how these might be managed.
Liaising with Health ad Social Care Professionals.
Becoming an Association Visitor can be a rewarding and enriching experience. You don't need personal experience of MND - just the desire to make a difference.
We are the only national charity within England, Wales and Northern Ireland working to help people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) secure the care and support they need, while also promoting research in to causes, treatments, and a cure.
The MND Association funds and promotes research to understand what causes MND, how to diagnose it, and how to effectively treat it.The Association campaigns nationally and locally for better care for all people with MND.
As an Association Visitor you will need to:
Have good listening and communication skills.
Be able to work as part of a team and liaise with colleagues and Health and Social Care Professionals.
Be able to develop and maintain supportive relationships with people with MND and their carers while respecing different lifestyles.
Understand the need for confidentiality.
Local support is within the local area where volunteers live. Cheshire Branch is run by voluneers who meet at various venues in Cheshire. Volunteers will be visiting local people in the local community. Volunteers can specify how far they wish to or can travel to. The volunteering role will involve visiting people in their own home within the county of Cheshire.
DBS Check will be required